Is it really November? How did that happen? So, I’m in full swing Thanksgiving planning now, hosting 16 this year! *deep breaths* I thought I would kick things off with something really fun.
I’ve seen these chocolate acorns in Parents Magazine and Family Fun for a few years now. Sometimes they’re featured with mini Nutter Butter cookies and peanut butter chips (which obviously I can’t use), sometimes with frosting instead of melted chocolate, and recently I saw them done with pretzel stick pieces used for the stem. All super cute.
I don’t know why it took me so long to make them, but I’m glad I finally did. So easy. And I love that you can make as few or as many as desired. These would make a great little welcoming treat for guests. Along with these. And these. Oh, and this.
Lordy, I love sugar.
Prep time: 35 minutes
Chill time: 15 minutes
• 50 milk chocolate Hershey’s kisses
• 50 mini Vanilla Wafers
• 50 mini chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips for about 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Continue microwaving in 15 seconds intervals if necessary. Spread the flat side of each kiss with a small amount of melted chocolate and immediately attach each to the flat side of the wafer cookie.
Fill a small plastic bag with the remaining chocolate and cut a tiny hole in the corner; pipe a bit of the chocolate onto a mini chocolate chip and stick it to the top of the wafer to create the stem.
Place on a the cookie sheet and refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container.